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Overview

If you're keen to build a career in computing, information systems, ecommerce or web services, but have commitments that would clash with full-time campus-based study, this is the perfect course for you.

On this BSC (Hons) Computing and Information Systems top-up distance learning degree course, you'll get the knowledge you need to work effectively in the modern IT and business world.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to go into a role such as system designer, system analyst, software engineer and online course developer.

On this course you'll:

  • Design and develop your own piece of software, hardware or network system as part of your final year project
  • Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection
  • Join over 4000 students who already study part-time courses with us
  • Take part in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, the Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:

  • IT management
  • network design
  • software engineering
  • computer programming
  • web development

Roles they've taken on include:

  • business continuity analyst
  • software engineer
  • web developer
  • systems analyst
  • computer programmer
  • online course developer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level in areas such as health informatics, forensic IT and networking, or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from the Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2 years part time distance learning (top-up)

  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced database concepts
  • Project management
  • Web management and development
  • Management of Information systems and E-Commerce
  • Final year major project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • An appropriate HND, Foundation degree, relevant Advanced Diploma or successful completion of 2 years of degree study in an appropriate subject.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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